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A cylinder in which railway carriages are disinfected by fumigation with formaldehyde gas. Photograph, 1933.

Date
21.1.33 [21 January 1933]
Reference
995230i
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About this work

Publication/Creation

Swindon : G.W.R., 21.1.33 [21 January 1933]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 23.7 x 28.8 cm

Lettering

Carriage disinfecting plant, Swindon. G.W.R. Drawing Office Swindon issued 21.1.33. Loan: return to H.T. Wilkins, Eng. after use, 29 Bean Road, Bexleyheath E. ...

Lettering note

Lettering written and stamped on verso, and typed on slip attached to verso. Typed on slip: "The interior of the disinfecting cylinder, lined with steam pipes, to raise the temperature to 120 degrees F. A pump operates a vacuum inside, when formalin, converted into formaldehyde gas, is introduced inside the cylinder. The air is admitted, destroying the vacuum, when the created suction forces the cleansing and steriising gas into every nook of the car and upholstery."

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 995230i

Languages

  • English


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